Monique A Honaman

Posts by Monique A Honaman

Author Monique A. Honaman wrote "The High Road Has Less Traffic: honest advice on the path through love and divorce" in response to a need for a book that provided honest, real, and raw advice about how to survive and thrive through one of life's toughest journeys. The second book in the series, “The High Road Has Less Traffic ...
and a better view” (2013) is all about providing perspectives. She is not a divorce attorney, nor a clinical psychologist, or a marriage therapist ... just a regular person like you — having experienced the complexities of love, marriage, divorce, parenting, dating, remarriage, and everything in between. Her goal is to share perspectives from life along the way that are inspiring, motivating, and thought-provoking ... and, of course, at times witty, sarcastic, and challenging.

love at weddings
March 2, 2015

I Fell in Love at the Wedding

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”  ~Mignon McLaughlin A dear friend got engaged several months ago. We were all so excited for her. She came over one night and we talked about her plans for the wedding. You know, all the normal stuff – where they were […]

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moving on
February 20, 2015

Rounding the Corner

“It will always be okay in the end; if it’s not okay yet, then it’s not the end.” I had coffee with a friend last week. She told me about her niece who is going through a nasty divorce. Her niece is angry. She’s hurt. She feels as if her life is over and that […]

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how to deal with divorce
February 19, 2015

How My Divorce Helped Me Grow

“The best lessons are the ones we learned the hard way!” Yup! My divorce sucked (that’s the best word for it). It was a really, really bad time in my life. If you have ever been through a divorce, or a really bad breakup, you can likely relate. It’s not an experience I would wish […]

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friendships and what makes good ones
February 12, 2015

The Top 5 Attributes of Real Friends

“What we’re all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.” — Oprah Winfrey I recently had business meetings in NYC on a Monday. I took advantage of flying up there the weekend prior and scheduled catch-up time with several friends. Two of the friends lived in or near NYC so it was easy for us to […]

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date advice
February 9, 2015

The Great Date Experiment

“There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.” ~ James Nathan Miller I was fired up last Friday evening. My husband and I were sitting down together, enjoying a glass of wine, and sharing our days with […]

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selfish person
October 1, 2014

Do You Live ‘For Yourself’?

“When someone is rude to you, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.” ~ Joel Osteen I love to travel. You get to see people, places, and customs that you would not otherwise see. I had the opportunity to travel […]

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dating problems
September 12, 2014

The Common Denominator is … ME?

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation. But your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I highlighted my hair blonde hoping it would make me happy; it didn’t. I guess blondes don’t have more fun! I dated a man for six months hoping he would make me happy; he didn’t. What a useless […]

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decision or mistakes in dating
July 28, 2014

Dating Deal Breakers: Was it a Mistake or a Decision?

Mistakes are not a problem. Not learning from them is. I wrote a post recently about Dating Deal Breakers where I suggested it is good to know before you start dating what your ‘dating deal breakers’ are – you know, those things which are non-negotiable to you in a potential date/mate/spouse. I used an example […]

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dating dealbreakers
July 24, 2014

Dating Deal Breakers

If your date has more issues than a magazine, it’s time to cancel the subscription! On my first date with the guy who is now my husband, I recall asking him if he had ever cheated while in a relationship before. That was important to me. Really important. “Deal breaker” important. If he had said […]

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friendships for women
July 16, 2014

Your Girlfriends Will Probably Outlive Your Partner!

“Reminder: your girlfriends will probably outlive your husband. So find good ones.” My sides still hurt from laughing so hard! I just returned from spending a long weekend with five friends who I have known since elementary and middle school. The six of us met between 4th and 7th grades. We’ve known each other over […]

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